Sense8: A Christmas Special 2016

Sense8: A Christmas Special 2016,When last we saw the alluring, transcendentally attuned global citizens of Netflix’s “Sense8,” they were sailing into the North Atlantic on a fishing boat. But wherever they landed, trouble was sure to follow. And in “Sense8: A Christmas Special” (debuting Friday, Dec. 23) — a two-hour gift from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, the masterminds of the series — it has.

Sense8: A Christmas Special 2016

Sense8: A Christmas Special 2016,The stars are back in their own worlds, and in one another’s minds: Nomi (Jamie Clayton) hides in San Francisco; Riley (Tuppence Middleton) drugs Will (Brian J. Smith) in Amsterdam; life is upended for Lito (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) in Mexico; Sun (Doona Bae) languishes in a South Korean prison; Capheus (Toby Onwumere) tinkers with his bus in Nairobi; and Kala (Tina Desai) can’t keep Wolfgang (Max Riemelt), in Berlin, out of her marital bed in Mumbai.

Sense8: A Christmas Special 2016

Sense8: A Christmas Special 2016,And the henchman Mr. Whispers (Terrence Mann) lurks. Meanwhile, there are birthdays and holidays to celebrate with raves, orgies and unconditional support — a joyful excuse to keep fans sated until Season 2 in May.

Sense8: A Christmas Special 2016,Sense8 (a play on the word sensate /ˈsɛnseɪt/) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski for Netflix. Sense8 is being produced by the Wachowskis’ Anarchos Productions and Straczynski’s Studio JMS, along with Javelin Productions and Georgeville Television. Unpronounceable Productions has been set up to oversee production for the show.

Sense8: A Christmas Special 2016,A multinational ensemble cast starring Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Brian J. Smith portrays eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become “sensates”; human beings who are mentally and emotionally linked. Freema Agyeman, Terrence Mann, Anupam Kher, Naveen Andrews and Daryl Hannah also star. The show aims to explore subjects that its creators feel have historically not been emphasized in most science fiction shows to date,such as politics, identity, sexuality, gender and religion.

Sense8: A Christmas Special 2016,The first season was written by the Wachowskis and Straczynski and most episodes were directed by the Wachowskis, with the remainder being divided between their frequent collaborators James McTeigue, Tom Tykwer and Dan Glass. For the production of the second season, Lilly Wachowski remained active as co-creator but took a break from writing and directing, marking it as the first time the sisters didn’t work as one unit in their professional careers.

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